The latest volume of Deer, Howie, and Zussman, Rock-Forming Minerals series – Sheet Silicates: Clay Minerals, deviates from the original concept of including clay minerals as part of volume 3B that was to be titled Layered Silicates Exclusive of Micas. Instead, the volume under review, volume 3C (second edition, 2013) became a separate entity when it became clear that there is abundant research to support a separate volume, and volume 3B became Layered Silicates Exclusive of Micas and Clay Minerals.

The organization of volume 3C generally presents a separate chapter for each of the minerals of a clay-minerals...

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